NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Randall's Island Park

Discus Thrower map_it

  • Location: Triangular median off ramp of Triborough Bridge
  • Sculptor: Kostas Dimitriadis
  • Architect: Mckim Mead and White
  • Description: Standing figure (heroic scale) with integral plinth, on pedestal, front decorated with applied wreath and urn, plaque at rear
  • Materials: Figure, pedestal decorations, plaque--bronze; Pedestal-- Stony Creek granite (polished)
  • Dimensions: Sculpture: H: 7'2" W: 2'10" D: 3'9"; Base: H: 4'2" W: 3'4" D: 4'5" Overall: H: 11'4" W: 3'4" D: 4'5"; Plaque H: 6" W: 11"
  • Cast: ca. 1926
  • Dedicated: 1926
  • Foundry: Modern Art Foundry (restoration)
  • Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Ery Kehaya; Bloomberg News (restoration)
  • Inscription: 1&2) Pedestal, each side: "THE DISCUS THROWER"

    3) Pedestal rear, plaque: "PRESENTED BY / MR. AND MRS. ERY KEHAYA / MCMXXVI"

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to Randall's Island Park

Was this information helpful?